New Britain business owners heard a report on the economic, social and environmental advantages of the proposed downtown historic district’s potential nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, reports the New Britain Herald. According to the speakers, some of the benefits of the designation include eligibility for historic tax credits and job creation.
During a public information meeting at Trinity-on-Main, attendees heard from CMSC’s President & CEO John Simone, Central Connecticut State University professor Leah Glaser, and Brad Schide of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. Ms. Glaser’s students researched the area and found it met the historic and architectural criteria to be considered of historic significance. Criteria for a historic district include association with an important event or person, and its buildings being authentic and exceptional in design and construction.